Within three months, she became head choreographer.
Her father, a Syrian Sephardi Jew, was born in Syria, raised in Brazil, and subsequently emigrated to the United States; Abdul's mother, also Jewish, is originally from Saint Boniface (now part of Winnipeg), Manitoba, Canada, and Abdul inherited Canadian citizenship through her.
An avid dancer, Abdul was inspired towards a show business career by Gene Kelly in the classic film Singin' in the Rain as well as Debbie Allen, Fred Astaire, and Bob Fosse.
Abdul began taking dance lessons at the age of eight and showed a natural talent.
She did classes of tap,jazz,and ballet while she was growing up.
Maybe she is looking for a rich husband to foot the bill for all those pills she takes?